Food in the Roman World
The ancient Mediterranean diet revolved around four staples, which, even today, continue to dominate restaurant menus...
Italian Peninsula, 1000 BCE –1 CE | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
1100 BCE Patterns of life change throughout Italy. Cremation is widespread and urn-field cemeteries are found as far south...
Principal areas of the Italian penninsula and its vincinity up to the Second Punic War (218 BC).
Gaius Julius Caesar was born 12 July 100 BCE (though some cite 102 as his birth year). His father, also Gaius Julius Caesar...
Lucius Tarquinius Superbus
Lucius Tarquinius Superbus ('Tarquin the Proud') was traditionally the seventh and last king of ancient Rome before...
Map of 2nd Century Roman Expansion
A map showing the early expansions of Rome, in the 2nd century BC.
Map of Hannibals Route into Italy
Hannibal's route into Italy in the Second Punic war.
Map of the Roman Conquest of Italy
This map shows the Roman conquest of Italy from 500 BCE to 218 BCE.
Map of the Roman Empire and Celtic World
A somewhat interactive map showing the Roman Empire and Celtic culture at several dates. Includes trade routes.
Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World
The Pax Romana, or Roman Peace, was the idea that the lands governed by the Empire enjoyed long-term stability and prospered...